Eco Colour Summary

India Flint
- 2008
Eco Printing
Natural Dyeing
Sustainable Art
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Key Takeaways

  1. Discover a range of techniques for applying color to fabric using natural sources.
  2. Learn about the impact of different mordants and their environmental considerations.
  3. Gain insight into how the time of year and growth stage of plants affect dye colors.


Flint provides a comprehensive guide to the art of dyeing with nature, from selecting the right materials to understanding the science behind color extraction. The book covers various techniques such as bundle dyeing and the use of mordants to fix colors.

The author emphasizes the importance of choosing the right plants for specific color effects and shares her personal experiences and experiments with eco printing. This makes the book not only a practical guide but also an inspirational journey into the artistic possibilities of natural dyeing.

Overall, 'Eco Colour' encourages artists to think differently about their resources and to innovate within the realm of natural dyes, all while respecting and preserving our environment.

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